Martins Out For Six Weeks With Knee Injury


Newcastle United have been hit with yet another injury, with Nigerian striker Oba Martins likely to be out for up to six weeks, with a knee injury.

Oba Martins – out for 6 weeks with knee injury

Oba has joined fellow strikers Mark Viduka, Alan Smith and Andy Carroll on the long-term injury list, after injuring his knee in the game against Tottenham on Wednesday.

With so many injuries and with such a small squad, things are hardly good with the team, not to even mentioned the ownership situation and that Mike Ashley is trying to unload the club.

We will have to be very careful indeed, that the team doesn’t slump to the bottom of the league by Christmas, so we have no chance of avoiding relegation.

Things are that serious right now, essentially because of the inability of the club to in draft more players during the summer, and the sudden resignation of Kevin Keegan 3 weeks ago today.

The fact that we have no manager and the Newcastle Board refuse to come to the games doesn’t help much either of course.

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34 comments so far

  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 26, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    You have to admit it’s getting better. It’s getting better all the time

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  • graeme

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed, bottom of the league by christmas!!!

    I wish I was that optimistic mate, I think we’ll be bottom by Sunday. Mike Ashley needs ragging with a shaggy bottle for what he’s doing to the club.

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    WTF – JOE KINNEAR NEW TOON MANAGER

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Joe Kinear new manager oh my god

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Joe Kinnear????

    Oh my..

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon Chicken I think we agree on this one m8

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #7

    what’s David Craig ON

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  • Graham1982

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Suprise surprise another player who made his name in London!!!

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #9

    That may be GI Jayne – but I know who I hold responsible for this and it aint Mike Ashley.

    I hope the bedsheet brigade are happy – cos I am far from it.

    Shambles.

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Toon Chicken just seen your post on the other item…….Don’t go blaming us lot on here…out of order

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Mike Ashley owns the club – he is hiring here

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  • hitman

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #12

    chicken what you going on about we didnt appoint joe ashley did

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #13

    By the way Toon Chicken……..Its Geordie Jayne lose the I

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  • hitman

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #14

    joe kinnear is here till the end of october

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Who else to blame then???

    You wanted Ashley out – so he upped and left.

    What did you seriously think was going to happen?

    That’s the problem though – no one did actually stop to THINK!

    Ashley’s hands are tied – no one wants to buy the club and no one wants to manage it – we are in free fall. You made it perfectly clear there was no way back for Ashley – now it’s starting to look like there’s no way back for the toon.

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  • Danny Duckfoot

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Ashleys & Co really have scrapped the bottom of the barrel this time.

    Joe Kinnear = relegation.

    Ashley has stitched us us so bad here ,& the sick thing is, he will not sell in the best interests of the club, he’ll sell to the highest bidder, for maximum profit, not to the people who will be best for the Toon.

    Sooner he’s gone the better mind, but lets hope & pray that the next owner/s are a little more clued up than the current shambolic bunch of headless chickens.

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh But Ashley’s hands were not tied for about 11 days after Keegan left and he did naff all about it naff all.

    ASHLEY is a disgrace

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #18

    17 managers have turned NUFC down according to Mick Quinn on Sky sports

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #19

    GI Jayne – have a read of your last 2 posts.

    Now can you see why it’s difficult to take the anti-ashley line of argument seriously sometimes?

    In one breath you say Ashley has done naff all and in the next you say he’s offered the job to 17 managers.

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  • Macas

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Toon Chicken – it doesnt really matter who manages the club, the problem is that we have dont have enough senior pros in the squad. Ashley didnt invest in the team, thats why we are in this mess, and thats probably part of the reason Keegan left. Why buy a football club if you aren’t going to invest in the playing squad?? He knows nothing about football so I just hope the new owners put someone in charge who does.

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Macas – it’s also becoming apparent now that the reason we failed to land some reinforcements for the first team squad was also down to Keegan’s ignorance of players on the fringes of superstardom.

    Keegan rejected players such as Skelbred (spelling) in favour of pursuing old pro’s like Hyypia and Dunne and in the end we got neither.

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Oba out gain… dreadful news… yet again!

    Kinnear is only a stop-gap manager, could have done better but could have done worse, Vulnerables was only after a longer contract with more money but Kinnear could well be doing it for the right reasons.

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  • Spitfire

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon Chicken

    You are micey. Your posts are becoming more and more hysterical and by that I don’t mean funny. Are you related to Ashley ? do you own shares in Sport Direct?

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  • Macas

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon Chicken – just as you there are things people on here criticise Ashley for that haven’t been verified as fact, we dont know for certain Keegan rejected Skjelbred. And to be honest it may be a slight exaggeration saying he is on the fringes of superstardom. If there was a dispute in the buying of players then Ashley and Co shouldn’t have come out and said Keegan has final say on all transfers. I just think its been bad management and communication by the board, and this has compromised our ability to bring in players. If they decided they didnt wasnt Keegan anymore they should have acted earlier and just sacked him. Back to my initial point though, I just dont think it matters who is in charge, as we are missing so many key players. I thought Martins returning was a chink of light as at least he has pace and can cause problems, but so much for that. We have to hope we can scrape three points on Saturday, as we wont get anything out of the 3 games that follow.

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #25

    1. micey

    Micey is often used to describe an atmosphere, attitude or situation as rough or aggressive.
    It was very micey in the club last night. You could tell there was going to be trouble.

    2. micey

    to be stingy with something, i.e a mouse’s portion
    “don’t be so micey with the weed this time!”

    Spitfire – soz mate, I’m a bit old for all this urban lingo innit. Can you please tell me what the feck you are on about?

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  • Desmond - GoalStock.com

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #26

    No way. I was expecting him

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  • Spitfire

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Toon Chicken

    Micey doesn’t mean that where I live. Urban Lingo ?? Jeez !!

    Actually you are a real chicken aren’t you? Beak ?feathers ? small brain?

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Ok spitfire – put down the crack pipe down for a second and come and join the rest of us in the real world.

    First you accuse me of being a mouse and now you seem to think you’re having a conversation on a toon blog with a real life chicken.

    What gans on like – that must be some pretty heavy sheet you got ya sel there kid.

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  • Spitfire

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon Chicken

    LOL. Like it!
    Cheers

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #30

    🙂

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  • briss

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #31

    Oba out is the biggest hit we could take to this squad besides M.O. he is our spark in the squad. I dont expect much but i think having this interim maager is def better than what we have now.

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  • graemer

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #32

    Is it a real injury or is Oba fed up and does not want to play for the Toon????

    I think the lad is already angling for a move south abd this just adds to it

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  • Angryman the angry fan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #33

    TOON CHICKEN

    Calm doon man, remember what the doctor said!! Again..

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  • VanToon

    Sep 27, 2008 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #34

    OK, so while everyone seems to be bickering amongst themselves here today, is anyone wondering about the seemingly constant array of injuries??? I mean Oba only just came back, and then suffers a mystery knee injury after completing 90 mins? Seems a little odd to me.
    Are we back to the “blame the training ground” crap from 18 months ago, or is there something else going on here?

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